Posts Tagged ‘Rugby’

Brilliant City Reach Garryowen Final

Waterford City reached the Garryowen Final with a one point win over Clanwilliam of Tipperary
Clanwilliam went through their Division 2 season unbeaten this year and earned a well-deserved promotion. The Tipp town outfit are a strong side from 1-15 and with home advantage for this cup match would have been fully confident of reaching the final. Any thoughts of an easy win however were [...]

A Rugby Day Like No Other

A Championship-winning moment: Jamie Heaslip magnificently denies Stuart Hogg a try five minutes from time at Murrayfield.
Recovered yet? Pulse back to normal by now? Still think the heroics demonstrated in Rome, Edinburgh and London are more suited to the realm of fantasy? Join the club. There has never been a day in the history of this Championship, whether four, five or six teams contested it, to equal last Saturday. Indeed, there’s never [...]

Captain Marvel!

To the winner the spoils: Niamh Briggs (inset) pictured with the Six Nations Championship trophy. 								| Main Photo: Noel Browne
We’re beginning to run out of superlatives when it comes to Niamh Briggs. Seriously. Don’t believe me? Well then, it’s time for a quick recap. We’re talking about the 2013 World Player of the Year, who then followed that up by being nominated for the award [...]

Under 18’s Advance To ‘Pan’ Semi-Finals

Scrum time between Waterpark and Kinsale on Sunday last.
Waterpark advanced to the semi-final of the competition following this win over Kinsale last Saturday in Ballinakill. The home side took an early lead with a penalty from out half Molloy when the Kinsale forwards were caught offside. Waterpark failed to deal with the restart and following [...]

Shoulder To Shoulder

It was another great rugby weekend for Waterford duo Niamh Briggs and Jack O’Donoghue.							| Photos:  Ken Sutton and Sportsfile
While one established Waterford rugby superstar was captaining her country to Six Nations victory over World Champions England, another outstanding prospect continues to impress in the red of Munster. Abbeyside’s Niamh Briggs kicked Ireland’s winning penalty four minutes from time in Ashbourne last Friday as the [...]

Ireland prevail after dour struggle

Simon Zebo leads a counter attack for Ireland against France at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday
his was expected to be the most entertaining Six Nations Match with two running teams, but turned out to be a dour struggle. The big French team found it hard to get going but after scoring a try in the last quarter through sub Taofifenua, lock weighing a massive 135 kilo and playing with Toulon, narrowed [...]

Fiona O’Brien: Waterford’s latest rugby international

Prop Fiona O’Brien (bottom right) in action for Leinster.
Ireland opened up their Women’s Six Nations campaign with an excellent 30-5 victory away to Italy in Florence. They led 7-0 at halftime thanks to a try and a conversion by NiamhBriggs, the Abbeyside born player who was captaining the team for the first time. During the course of the second half an Old Belvedere [...]